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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Morning Quotes 2/2218

“If you stop learning in this world, 
the world rushes right by you.” 
     ~ Lucas Remmerswaal

“Learn as if you were to live forever.”
     ~  Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Morning Quotes 2/21/18

“We all are learning, modifying, 
or destroying ideas all the time. 
Rapid destruction of your ideas,
when the time is right, is one of the 
most valuable qualities you can acquire. 
You must force yourself to consider 
arguments on the other side.” 
     ~ Charles T. Munger

“I constantly see people rise in life 
who are not the smartest, 
sometimes not even the most diligent, 
but they are learning machines. 
They go to bed every night a little wiser 
than they were when they got up 
and boy does that help, particularly 
when you have a long run ahead of you.”
     ~ Charles T. Munger

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Morning Quotes 2/20/18

Find your peace within… 
bring it with you everywhere you go. 
Peace cannot be shared 
or created with others if we 
cannot first generate it within.
     ~adapted, Cloe Wade

Just because someone disagrees with us, 
it does not make them our enemy.
     ~adapted, Chloe Wade

Monday, February 19, 2018

Morning Quotes 2/19/18

Always reach for the thought
that feels better.  The energy
of our thoughts attracts 
experiences of that like energy.
     ~adapted, Esther Hicks

When we sit quietly
and become peaceful with ourselves
custom thoughts filled with 
inspiration and guidance
begin to flow within us.
     ~adapted, Neville Goddard

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Evolution of Emotions

Definitions of emotions change as the world changes.
For example, historic definitions of these emotions:

Yawning ~ deepest love
Fainting ~ dismay
Lethargy ~ infection of evilness
Boredom ~ leisure time and self-improvement
Sadness ~ the road to happiness
     ~adapted, Tiffany Watt Smith

Try not to judge your emotions by
the current definitions of them.
Own your personal definitions.

“..close your eyes and see if you can work out
what emotions you're feeling right now.”
     ~ Tiffany Watt Smith

Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care. ~excerpted, Chloe Wade

Find the truth beyond the stories that are told. Find truth beyond the way things seem. Ask, "Why?" Ask, "Is this fair?" Ask, "How did we get here?" Do this with compassion. Do this with forgiveness. Learn to forgive others. Start by truly learning how to forgive yourself. We are all more than our mistakes. We are all more than who we were yesterday. We are all deserving of our dignity. See yourself in others. Recognize that your justice is my justice, and mine is yours. There can be no liberation for one of us if the other is not free.

The world will say to you, "I am violent." Respond by saying, "I am not. Not with my words and not with my actions."

The world will say to you, "There are too many problems." Do not be afraid to be a part of the solutions. Start by discussing the issues. We cannot overcome what we ignore. The more we talk about things, the more we see that the issues are connected because we are connected.

No one nominated Harriet Tubman to her purpose, to her mission, to her courage.She did not say, "I'm not a congressman or the president of the United States, so how could I possibly participate in the fight to abolish a system as big as slavery?" She instead spent 10 years making 19 trips, freeing 300 people, one group of people at a time. Think about the children of those 300 people, the grandchildren, the great-grandchildren and beyond. Our righteous acts create immeasurable ripples in the endless river of justice.

I went to the birthday party of a man named Gene Moretti. It was his 100th birthday, which means he lived in the United States through the Depression, World War II, the struggle for workers' rights, the achievement of a woman's right to vote, the Civil Rights Movement, a man on the moon, the Vietnam War and the election of the first black president. I sat with him, and I said, "Gene, you have lived in America for 100 years. Do you have any advice during these current times?" He smiled and said to me simply, "Yes. Be good to as many people as possible." And as he danced with my mother, who is, by the way, half his age, in a room full of generations of his family and hundreds of people, many of whom traveled thousands of miles to be there to celebrate him, I realized that he had not just given me advice, he had given me the first step that every single one of us is capable of making if we want to create a real, wholehearted impact on the world around us, right now.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Morning Quotes 2/16/18

“Every thought, every word, and every action 
that adds to the positive and the wholesome 
is a contribution to peace. 
Each and every one of us is capable 
of making such a contribution.”
     ~ Aung San Suu Kyi

“We will surely get to our destination 
if we join hands.”
     ~ Aung San Suu Kyi

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Morning Quotes 2/15/18

“What’s dangerous is not to evolve.” 
     ~Jeff Bezos

“Curving back within myself 
I create again and again.” 
     ~ The Bhagavad Gita

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Morning Quotes 3/14/18

“Compassion is not a relationship
between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we
recognize our shared humanity.”
     ~ Pema Chödrön

The immature think
knowledge and action
are different, but the wise
see them as the same.
     ~adapted, Bhagavad Gita

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Morning Quotes 2/13/18

Let the improvement of ourselves 
keep us so busy that we have 
no time to criticize others.
     ~adapted, Roy T. Bennett

There is nothing noble in being 
superior to our fellow man; 
true nobility is being superior 
to our former self.
     ~adapted, Ernest Hemingway